Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Glossary and Index of Terms

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Edited by: P.J. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs
Assisted by C. Ott, under the patronage of the International Union of Acadamies

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Glossary and Index of Terms treats the technical terms in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu and other languages or dialects of the Islamic world. As an index, it is of immeasurable importance, in particular for the many terms which are not given an entry but are discussed in the course of an article; and as glossary it is an invaluable source of information for both non-specialist, who is given an insight into the varied and rich vocabulary of Islam, and the specialist, who may discover surprising new contexts in which a term is used.

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(81 words)

faḍāʾil (A, s. faḍīla) : lit. virtues, a genre o…


(61 words)

fadān (A) : a word that seems to have been applied at the same time to the yoke, to the pair of oxen and to the implement that they pull to till the land, i.e. the tiller. An evolved form, Faddān, came to designate also the area that a pair…


(93 words)

fad̲j̲r (A) : dawn, daybreak. al-fad̲j̲r al-kād̲h̲ib (A), or


(6 words)

faḍl Dāʾir; Raḥma; Ṣila


(13 words)

fāfīr (Egy) : in Egypt, the term used for papyrus. Pant̲h̲ay


(10 words)

fāʿil (A) : in grammar, the agent. Rafʿ
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